From The Nepali Press
No more orphans
Kantipur, 6 February
FROM ISSUE #131 (07 FEB 2003 - 13 FEB 2003) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Nearly two weeks after the demise of their parents, the three daughters of the chief of Armed Police Force Krishna Mohan Shrestha and his wife Nudup have a message for us. Namita, Kripa and Kriti (from left to right in picture, above) have only one prayer: "Let the ceasefire lead to a lasting peace in the country so no more children become orphans like us." Namita and Kripa are students at universities abroad unlike Kriti was in Kathmandu the morning unidentified gunmen killed their parents and bodyguard. Namita said all three sisters were trying to cope with the big void created by the loss of their parents. "We want to transform grief into power and realise our parents' dreams," she said. The Shrestha family also wants a more thorough investigation into the murders, and also want their father's contribution to the mohterland be recognised and remembered.